People of Africa Map
The above map is titled "Africa
Ethno-linguistic Groups" and was originally published in 1996 by the US
government's CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). By clicking on the above
image, you can obtain a high resolution (2502x2984) version of this map of
African Tribes. Note that this map uses linguistic groupings similar to the
previous Map of Africa, but with much more detail. Unfortunately, this map
of African tribes shows the locations of only the larger African tribes
rather than the most interesting tribes found on this website. For example,
it omits the Himba, Hamer, Mursi, Surma, Arbore, and Nyanyatom tribes.
However, it includes the larger Zulu, Maasai (Masai), Afar (Danakil),
Amhara, Somali, Hetero, Nama, Tuareq, Berber, Dinka, Turkana, Luo, Sotho,
Xosa, Ndebele and Ashanti African tribes. Interestingly, the indigenous
people of Madagascar such as the Betsimisaraka, Antaisaka, Tsimihety, and
Merina tribes are not related to African tribes from the "Dark Continent,"
rather they have their origins in the Polynesian and Asian tribes. In
addition, this map of African tribes includes some non-indigenous people
such as the Afrikaners (Afrikaaners) of South Africa.